Events

25 October, 2022

Putting the ocean at the heart of climate solutions

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), taking place from 6-18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, is an opportunity to catalyze ocean climate action up the political agenda and raise public awareness that we cannot tackle the climate emergency, without putting ocean protection at the heart of climate solutions. 

Continue reading Ocean Ambition at COP27

26 June, 2022

LISBON — On Sunday, 26 June, ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference being held in Altice Arena – Lisbon, a team, led by OneOcean, will deploy special GPS pollution tracking devices from Praia de Carcavelos at 5:00 pm, to help scientists study the distribution of ocean plastic pollution as part of the #EUBeachCleanup, which will also include a microplastic cleanup of the site.

Continue reading GPS DEVICES SEND “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” TO WORLD LEADERS AT UN OCEAN CONFERENCE

15 June, 2022

The UN Ocean Conference taking place from 26 June to 1 July, in Lisbon, Portugal, is designed to provide a space for the international community to push for the adoption of innovative, science-based solutions for the sustainable management of the ocean, including combating water acidification, pollution, illegal fishing and loss of habitats and biodiversity.

Check out a selection of events being organised around the conference by members of the OneOcean Flotilla here.

11 November, 2021

Study tracking movement of plastic bottles in the ocean sheds light on the dangerous interaction between ocean plastic and climate change.

Glasgow – On the penultimate day of #COP26, scientists have deployed plastic pollution tracking devices into the ocean around Scotland. The devices will help scientists understand how plastic bottles move in the ocean and their interaction with climate change impacts, wildlife and weather patterns.

Continue reading COP26 – MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – OCEAN PLASTIC EXACERBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

10 November, 2021

The international community has gathered at COP26, the high level climate change talks in Glasgow, to decide on actions aimed at curbing climate change and preventing the worst. Statements have already been made by many countries on slashing methane emissions and ending deforestation by 2030. As these talks continue, and as countries begin offering more concrete details on the logistics of the promises made thus far, it is crucial that all aspects of the earth-climate system are considered holistically.

Continue reading Press Release: Ocean Climate Dialogue Provides Window Into Stakeholder Priorities for ocean-climate action at COP26

10 November, 2021

Yesterday more than 28 parties, and several blocks of parties, communicated support to the UK Presidency for an ocean outcome in the COP26 decision text. Today the draft was released and includes the elements requested to strengthen ocean action in the UNFCCC, including creating an annual ocean climate dialogue. Negotiations among parties are ongoing and likely to continue until at least Friday, when it is anticipated the COP will conclude.

Continue reading COP26 – Update on Ocean Negotiations

4 November, 2021

On November 8th at COP26, Ocean Visions, in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, are hosting a side event entitled “Scaling Carbon Removal Worldwide to Achieve the Paris Agreement and Beyond: The Power of Global Partnerships and the Oceans.”

Continue reading COP26 — Scaling Carbon Removal Worldwide to Achieve the Paris Agreement and Beyond: The Power of Global Partnerships and the Oceans

4 November, 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), taking place from 31 October to 12 November 2022 in Glasgow, UK, is an opportunity to move ocean climate conservation up the political agenda and raise public awareness that we cannot solve the climate crisis without ocean action.

Continue reading COP26 OneOcean Daily Updates

7 October, 2021

IMPAC5: The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress

From 1 to 8 September 2022, the world’s leading ocean conservation professionals will meet in Vancouver, Canada to chart a course towards protecting 30% of the global ocean by 2030.

We can ensure future success in protecting the ocean by sharing our past accomplishments. We invite you—as individuals and organizations from around the world—to recount your ocean conservation journeys and lessons learned for future action in ocean protection.

Continue reading Canada welcomes the world to Vancouver in 2022